"Germany has in recent months become a major battleground in the
global patent war between makers of mobile phones, tablet computer
devices and their operating software in a market worth billions of
"German courts, among others, forced Korea's Samsung Electronics
<005930.KS> to stop selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in the
country and told Apple Inc to de-activate "push" notification
features for some customers in Germany.
"In the upcoming decision, a regional court in Mannheim,
Germany, is expected to decide whether Microsoft violated an
agreement with Motorola by using certain video-compression software
in products including Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 videogame
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